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Avian influenza (bird flu)

Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza H5N8 was confirmed in backyard poultry at a premises near Exmouth, East Devon. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been declared around the … Continue reading

Avian influenza (bird flu) national prevention zone declared

An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone has been declared across England, Scotland and Wales. Read the Government press release at GOV.UK – Avian influenza (bird flu) national prevention zone declared. 

Avian influenza identified in wild birds in South West of England

Routine monitoring has detected avian influenza (bird flu) in a small number of wild birds in the South West of England. Read the press release at GOV.UK – Avian influenza … Continue reading

Somerset farmer fined for breaching Bovine TB rules

A Mendip cattle farmer has been ordered to pay over £10,000 in fines and costs after admitting breaking laws that help control the spread of Bovine TB when moving his … Continue reading

Made in Devon can set your business apart

If you own a Devon business and want to build on your reputation for producing quality, locally made goods, the Made in Devon scheme can help showcase what you have … Continue reading

Farmers invited to virtual mental health seminar

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards are holding an online event to promote mental health and wellbeing in the farming community on Friday 31 July. The ongoing Covid-19 crisis and … Continue reading

Somerset farmer fined for breaching animal ban

A Somerset farmer has been ordered to pay over £10,000 after being found guilty of breaching an order banning him from keeping animals. At Taunton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 26 … Continue reading

Trading Standards introduces Bovine TB information packs for farmers

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards has launched a new information pack giving farmers all the information they need to help safeguard their herd from Bovine TB. The packs provide … Continue reading

Devon farmer avoids jail after breaching animal ban

A Devon farmer who was banned from keeping animals has narrowly avoided jail after admitting farming a flock of over 500 sheep. At Exeter Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 15 January, … Continue reading

“No Cold Callers” scheme launched to combat rural crime and protect South West farmers

Devon and Cornwall Police, Devon’s Trading Standards Service and leading rural insurer NFU Mutual have joined forces to launch a campaign to tackle “cold calling” criminals at farms across the … Continue reading


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